Wisdom Development

We all experience challenges in our lives, and probably most of us feel we have learned something from the challenges we have encountered. Some people learn things that make them wiser over their life course while others become (or remain) rigid, bitter, depressed, superficially content, or overly self‐involved? Little theoretical and even less empirical work has directly addressed how wisdom might develop over a lifetime. In this chapter, we present a conceptual model of the development of wisdom, based on research and theory concerning wisdom, life‐span development, growth from negative experiences, autobiographical memory, and the life story. Although wise persons are not a homogeneous group and have highly individualized developmental trajectories, we postulate that some basic tenets are essential for the development of wisdom. 1. Wisdom through Life Experience Life experien... Selengkapnya

Advaita of Purusha and Prakriti

Brahman is not an object, as It is Adrisya, beyond the reach of the eyes. Hence the Upanishads declare: “Neti Neti not this, not this, not that.” This does not mean that Brahman is a negative concept, or a metaphysical abstraction, or a nonentity, or avoid. It is not another. It is all-full, infinite, changeless, self-existent, self-delight, self-knowledge and self-bliss. It is Svarupa, essence. It is the essence of the knower. It is the Seer (Drashta), Transcen... Selengkapnya

Base of Yoga Implementation

We have reviewed the theoretical frameworks presented by two of the greatest yogis the world has known, Shankara (Incarnation of Shiva, Adi Yogi) and Maha Rsi Patanjali. These closely related classic approaches remain as the cornerstones of yoga philosophy. They are the principles through which the unmanifest becomes the manifest; through which spirit becomes the material universe. We believe there is value in applying the seven Bases to the practice of yoga beca... Selengkapnya